Alexandra S.

Program Development / Social Responsibility

Profile

Program Director in the field of Sustainable Development with a strong background in internal and external communications. Global professional providing expertise in compliance with Sustainable Development Goals. Experience in compiling the data and research needed to support innovative purpose-driven program development. Skilled in creating successful measures that allow for program monitoring and evaluation.

Key Skills & Competencies

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

• Compliance with Sustainable Development Goals
• International experience in due diligence research and stakeholder engagement
• Demonstrated expertise in MicrosoftOffice365 (advanced Excel user)
• Fluent in social media (Facebook, MailChimp,Twitter, Instagram, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights) and CRM (Raiser’s Edge)
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Proven leadership and independent research ability
• Data compilation and analytics for program development
• Program success evaluation: create measurements for qualitative indicators and quantitative metrics
• Critical thinking, problem solving skills. Knowledge of applied statistics.

Professional Experience

Non-profit Development Consultant 9 years
Providing day-to-day project support for international non-profits.
As a member of the management team, I participated in the development of a fundraising strategy plan.
Analyzed compliance with Sustainable Development trends and Sustainable Development Goals.
Planned and integrated strategic communications to reach the target segment.
Developed clearly defined project-specific budgets and invoices.
Prepared and edited newsletters, financial and narrative reports and LOIs.
Traveled to project sites for content collection: Universities/clinics/training facilities.
Prepared content for social media campaigns for approx. $2 million dollar annual budget.
Supported ongoing communication between Moscow, Zurich and Virginia-based offices.
Spoke publicly on behalf of the foundation. Recent speaking engagement: at the UN Headquarters in NYC and at Harvard University in Boston, MA.

Intern, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA 4 months
The Center Health Programs provide support for international health and development programs led by Former President Carter in Africa and the Americas.
Prepared and edited grant proposals, newsletters and narrative reports for Global Fund 2000, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Lions Club international.
Participated in budget analysis.

Co-Founding Director, Program Liaison, Quality Assurance and Control Director
Association for Nurturing and Development of Orphaned Children Austin, TX 7 years
The organization provided program development and support for orphaned children in Eastern Europe through humanitarian aid and volunteer work.
Conducted ongoing field quality assurance and quality control of work performed by volunteers and college students from the USA.
Provided legal paperwork support.
Planned events.

Project Manager, Saint James United Methodist Church, Athens, GA 3 years
The church partnered with an international non-profit organization to provide humanitarian aid and relief to orphans in Eastern Europe.
Co-founded project New Hope and established network between international relief and donor partners.
Arranged seminars and awareness campaigns to recruit volunteers.
Monitored and evaluated projects of financial aid distribution.

Project Manager, Dvina Forest Industry, Ltd. 2 years
Timber trading and exporting company.
Provided administrative support for a timber exporting company.
Participated in Quality Control and ensured compliance with Sustainable Forestry practices.
Arranged business travel and hosted business partners for participation in community involvement projects.

Community Experience

Hands on Hartford, Hartford, CT - Volunteering at a local shelter for homeless people with HIV/AIDS.
Child Development International, Kansas City, KC - Consultant for international development projects in Russia, Estonia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Education

Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Graduate Certificate Program - Harvard Extension School, enrolled
MA Sustainable International Development – Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
MA International Marketing – Baltic University of Foreign Languages and International Cooperation, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Ford Foundation Fellow

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